Thursday, August 21, 2014

Bounce! Arts Festival in Belfast

I won't be able to go to the Bounce! Arts Festival, but if you get there I so love to hear!!
from ADF/Bounce! "One of us will die"
What happens when a British comedian and an Australian actress fall in love,
get married and combine their skills and sharp wit?

The following information supplied by Arts and Disability Forum:

The Bounce! Arts Festival Weekender is the Arts & Disability Forum’s annual arts festival showcasing outstanding work by professional writers, directors, actors, dancers and musicians, all of whom are disabled and deaf.
Look out for new theatre work showcasing phenomenally talented artists, starting with a dynamic physical theatre performance from local company Blue Chevy called @Shadow Dancing with My Spirit’ (Thursday 28thAugust); intimate stories about disability and body image in ‘If These Spasms could Speak’ from Robert Softley (Friday, 29th August); ‘One of Us Will Die’ a bold stand-up show from Gareth Berliner and Kiruna Stamell (Saturday, 30th August); and a poignant and humorous encounter with Alzheimer’s in ‘Let Me Stay’ from Julie McNamara (Saturday 31st August).
There’s music from RoI singer-songwriter, Dylan Tighe (Friday 29th August) and local singer-songwriter Jim McClean (Sunday 31st August). Plus two family-friendly matinees, ‘Cirque de Ghoules’ (Saturday 30th August) and ‘Pirate & Parrot’ (Sunday 31st August).
Telling personal stories is a running theme throughout the festival and Tenx5 (Friday 31st August) will extend this by sharing true-life, ten minute stories from five ordinary people around a common theme of ‘Welcome’.
Also on offer are workshops in a range of areas - from Dirty Amp electronic sound, to a theatre masterclass with Robert Softley, a chance to learn circus skills with Streetwise Community Circus and a short-form poetry session, ‘Think Small’ with Colin Dardis..
Bounce! is about resilience and bouncing back in hard times. The festival will suit anyone with an open mind, an appreciation of artistic talent and a sense of humour. Expect new experiences and new stories with an edge of frisson.

Click on Bounce! for full program details

For tickets: 
Buy online at
Tel 028 9038 1081

For more detailed information:
Tel 028 9023 9450

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